Things just keep getting worse for "The League" star Steve Rannazzisi. On Wednesday, it was revealed that a story the comedian reguarly told for years about narrowly escaping the World Trade Center on Sep. 11, 2001 was actually untrue. Rannazzisi apologized for lying but has still drawn widespread criticism for the controversy, including a tense Twitter exchange with "Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson.

Davidson, a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" who lost his father on 9/11, tweeted at Rannazzisi Wednesday, seemingly taking a subtle jab at "The League" star with a reminder of the emotional cost of such a fabrication. 

Rannazzisi, evidently misreading Davidson's intent, attempted to thank Davidson for his support in a since deleted tweet. However, Davidson then informed Rannazzisi that he had missed the point of his post, going on to say that the insult stung all the more because Davidson is a fan of Rannazzisi's work. "All kidding aside this @SteveRannazzisi story sucks because he's actually a funny comic and I love The League. It's f---ed up."

Davidson later did give Rannazzisi some support, urging fans to have some sympathy for the under-fire comedian and commending him for owning up to his mistake.

Rannazzisi, 37, frequently told a story to members of the press that on 9/11 he escaped the south tower of the World Trade Center just moments before the second plane made contact. This morning, however, the New York Times, reported that the story did not hold water -- among other erroneous details Rannazzisi claimed he had been working for Merrill Lynch, which did not have an office in the World Trade Center -- forcing the comedian to come clean and confess that he had been lying.

“I was not at the Trade Center on that day,” said Rannazzisi in a statement to the New York Times. “I don’t know why I said this. This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry.”

Ranazzisi reiterated his apology on Twitter

Rannazzisi has a new comedy special, "Breaking Dad," premiering Sept. 19 on Comedy Central. The final season of "The League" is currently airing Tuesday nights on FXX. Only time will tell how the controversy will affect the comedian's career.